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by Basil Hughes and Henry Stanley Banks
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LibriVox recording of War Surgery - From Firing Line to Base by Basil Hughes and H. Stanley Banks. Read by LibriVox Volunteers One of the first volumes dedicated to systematized medical treatment of soldiers in modern warfare, including a chapter on specific care for airmen, by British doctors who served on the front lines of WWI. Graphic descriptions (and images in the source book) of war wounds are not for the weak of heart. - Summary by BellonaTimes For further information, including links...
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by Amelia B. Edwards
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Amelia B. Edwards wrote this historical travelogue in in 1873. The book describes her travels through a relatively un-visited area in the South Tyrol district of Italy. The Dolomites are a part of that most famous of mountain chains, the Alps. In this book, the Writer and her friend and companion, L., travel from Southern Italy, having over-wintered there, to visit the Dolomite district. Her chatty style, dry sense of humor, accuracy of facts, and sympathy for humanity set her works apart. The...
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by Charles B. Towns
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LibriVox recording of Habits that Handicap, by Charles B. Towns. Habits that Handicap is one of three novels about alcoholism and drug addiction written by Charles B. Towns. Towns was an expert on alcoholism and drug addiction who helped draft drug control legislation in the United States during the early 20th century. He also founded the Towns Hospital in New York City, which aimed at drying out the well-to-do patient. (Summary by Guero and Wikipedia.) For further information, including links...
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Topics: librivox, literature, audiobook, drugs, alcohol, addiction, treatment, non-fiction
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by R.M. Ballantyne
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Librivox recording of Fast in the Ice by R.M. Ballantyne read by Esther. At the age of 16 Ballantyne went to Canada and was six years in the service of the Hudson’s Bay Company. His rule in writing, being in every case, was to write as far as possible from personal knowledge of the scenes he described. In this book he details the lives of the crew as they must overwinter in the frozen north including their meetings with Eskimos and bears and their struggles with disease. This is a realistic...
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Topics: librivox, arctic, Canada, adventure, Eskimo
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by Jacob Abbott
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LibriVox recording of Mary Queen of Scots , by Jacob Abbott. There are certain names which are familiar, as names, to all mankind; and every person who seeks for any degree of mental cultivation, feels desirous of informing himself of the leading outlines of their history, that he may know, in brief, what it was in their characters or their doings which has given them so widely-extended a fame. Consequently, great historical names alone are selected; and it has been the writer's aim to present...
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LibriVox recording of Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc, Volumes 1 & 2, by Mark Twain. Read by John Greenman. Mark Twain's work on Joan of Arc is titled in full "Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc, by the Sieur Louis de Conte". De Conte is identified as Joan's page and secretary. For those who've always wanted to "get behind" the Joan of Arc story and to better understand just what happened, Twain's narrative makes the story personal and very accessible. The work...
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by Robert Smythe Hichens
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LibriVox recording of Tongues of Conscience by Robert Smythe Hichens. Read in English by Lisa Reichert Tongues of Conscience (1898) is a collection of five thought-provoking stories where an innocent, but selfish, action leads to horrific consequences. Robert Hichens writes some wonderfully evocative descriptions of nature: from a raw and exposed violent seascape, to the serene and idyllic countryside “…the violets seemed to sing in odours…” , to a train pushing through the white-out of...
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by Harry Houdini
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Librivox recording of The Right Way to Do Wrong by Harry Houdini. Read by Lee Ann Howlett. Harry Houdini, master illusionist and contortionist, unmasks the various ways that criminals take advantage of their victims. (summary by Lee Ann Howlett) For more free audiobooks, or to become a volunteer reader, please visit librivox.org . M4B audio book (75mb)
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by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels
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LibriVox recording of The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. Read by Mark F. Smith. The Communist Manifesto was conceived as an outline of the basic beliefs of the Communist movement. The authors believed that the European Powers were universally afraid of the nascent movement, and were condemning as "communist," people or activities that did not actually conform to what the Communists believed. This Manifesto, then, became a manual for their beliefs. In it we find...
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by Carl Sandburg
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Carl Sandburg is beloved by generations of children for his Rootabaga Stories and Rootabaga Pigeons (which is not in the public domain), a series of whimsical, sometimes melancholy stories he originally created for his own daughters. The Rootabaga Stories were born of Sandburg's desire for "American fairy tales" to match American childhood. He felt that the European stories involving royalty and knights were inappropriate, and so populated his stories with animals, skyscrapers,...
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by Ambrose Bierce
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LibriVox recording of The Devil's Dictionary, by Ambrose Bierce. Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914?), satirist, critic, poet, short story writer and journalist. His fiction showed a clean economical style often sprinkled with subtle cynical comments on human behaviour. In the Devil's Dictionary, he let his sense of humour and his cynical outlook on life colour a collection of dictionary-like definitions. (Summary by Peter) For further information, including links to online text, reader information,...
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by Sigmund Freud
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LibriVox recording of Psychopathology of Everyday Life, by Sigmund Freud (translated by A. A. Brill). Read by Mary Schneider Professor Freud developed his system of psychoanalysis while studying the so-called borderline cases of mental diseases, such as hysteria and compulsion neurosis. By discarding the old methods of treatment and strictly applying himself to a study of the patient's life he discovered that the hitherto puzzling symptoms had a definite meaning, and that there was nothing...
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by Lewis Hodus
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LibriVox recording of Buddhism and Buddhists in China, by Lewis Hodus. Buddhism and Buddhists in China is an anthropological text describing Buddhism as practiced in China at the beginning of the 20th Century. Interestingly, it also compares and contrasts Buddhism with Christianity with respect to or in response to missionary work. (Summary by Scott) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the...
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by Joseph Jacobs
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Librivox recording of Celtic Fairy Tales selected and edited by Joseph Jacobs. Read by LibriVox Volunteers. Celtic Fairy Tales is a collection of 25 folk and fairy stories collected from Ireland and Scotland. At what I imagine is the Frontispiece, or the dedication page, is the phrase: "SAY THIS /Three times, with your eyes shut_/ 'Mothuighim boladh an Éireannaigh bhinn bhreugaigh faoi m'fhóidín dúthaigh.' And you will see/What you will see" A loose translation of this Gaelic...
Topics: librivox, audiobooks, fairy tales, fiction, Irish folklore, Celtic
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by Nathaniel Hawthorne
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Librivox recording of Tanglewood Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne. Read by LibriVox Volunteers. All mythology and/or Hawthorne lovers unite! Here is a delightful collection of charming stories from Greek Mythology. This collection features some very popular characters like our beloved Jason, Ulysses, King Pluto and Theseus (and of course, our favorite, Mr. Minotaur, too). Written in Hawthorne's interesting and beautiful style, these stories will be a great delight to read AND listen to. (Summary by...
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Topics: librivox, audiobooks, myths, Hawthorne, Greek mythology, children's literature
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by William Shakespeare
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LibriVox recording of The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare. Read by a full cast. The Taming of the Shrew is one of Shakespeare's earliest comedies, and was inspired by classical Roman comedy and the Italian commedia dell'arte. Baptista Minola, a rich gentleman of Padua, has two daughters: Katherina, renowned for her sharp tongue, and Bianca, who is sought after by multiple suitors. Baptista decides that Bianca cannot marry until her elder sister finds a husband. Enter Petruchio, who...
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by Grant Allen
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LibriVox recording of Biographies of Working Men by Grant Allen. Read in English by NoelBadrian. Grant Allen was an anthropologist, scientific writer, novelist and poet, though the biographer and writer Frank Harris has said of him that "He could be described with more 'ists' than anyone else I ever saw. He was an atheist and pacifist and socialist, a botanist and zoologist and optimist, a chemist and physicist, a scientist of scientists, a monist, meliorist and hedonist…". As a...
Topics: librivox, audiobooks, biography, 19th century, labour, working class
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by Sinclair Lewis
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LibriVox recording of Free Air, by Sinclair Lewis. Read by Hollis Hanover. This road trip novel is set in the early twentieth century and follows the experiences of an aristocratic New Englander and her father as they travel by automobile from Minneapolis to Seattle. She is wooed and won by a noble but simple commoner she meets along the way. Lewis is at his usual wryly humorous self, poking fun at the upper class and treating the common people only slightly better. Summary by Hollis Hanover....
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by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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LibriVox recording of The Crocodile by Fyodor Dostoyevsky. Read in English by Tony Addison Ivan Matveich, the most ordinary person you might hope to meet, is swallowed alive by a crocodile at a sideshow. Finding life inside the belly of the beast quite comfortable, he makes a home for himself there. His disquisitions on the state of the world from inside the crocodile make him quite a name for himself; while all the while the discussion rages outside as to whether the beast is going to be cut...
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by Joanna Baillie
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LibriVox recording of Orra by Joanna Baillie. Read in English by a full cast. Considered by her contemporaries a playwright “second only to Shakespeare,” Joanna Baillie was one of the most critically acclaimed writers of the Romantic Era. The Plays on the Passions, first published in 1798, stands as her undeniable magnum opus: a multivolume series of tragedies and comedies exploring the overruling passions of the mind. Orra: A Tragedy in Five Acts, which comes from that series' third...
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by Patanjali
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LibriVox recording of The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, translated by Charles Johnston. Yoga sutras by Patanjali is a seminal work in yoga, this book is more about control of mind and the true goal of yoga. The sutras are extremely brief, and the translation in neat English makes it very easy for people to understand the ancient Sanskrit text. It starts with the birth and growth of spiritual man through the control of mind. In all, this is a "all in one" book for yoga philosophy written...
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LibriVox recording of Life of Harriet Beecher Stowe, Compiled from her Letters and Journals by Charles Edward Stowe. Read in English by Michele Fry Harriet Beecher Stowe (June 14, 1811 – July 1, 1896), of Cincinnati, was the most famous female American author of her age, and is said to have touched off the American Civil War with her novel, Uncle Tom's Cabin (1852), awakening the whole world to the harsh conditions of slavery. She wrote 30 other successful books depicting life in early...
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by Adelaide Crapsey
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 14 recordings of To The Dead in the Graveyard Underneath My Window by Adelaide Crapsey. This was a Holloween Poetry project for October 2017. Read in English by Bruce Kachuk; Chase Landkamer; ClaudiaSterngucker; David Lawrence; Eva Davis; Garth Burton; Ian King; MaryAnn; mnlopez; Nemo; Patrick Wallace; Phil Schempf; Tomas Peter and tovarisch. Her death was tragic. Full of the desire of life she yet was forced to go, leaving her work all unfinished. Her last year...
Topics: librivox, audiobooks, literature, poetry, nature, philosophy, horror, cemetary
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Librivox recording of A Discourse Upon the Origin and the Foundation of the Inequality Among Mankind by Jean-Jacques Rousseau. Read by ej. This work presents Rousseau's belief in the profoundly transformational effects of the development of civilization on human nature, which Rousseau claims other political philosophers had failed to grasp. Specifically, before the onset of civilization, according to Rousseau, natural man lived a contented, solitary life, naturally good and happy. It is only...
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by Albert Payson Terhune
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LibriVox recording of Superwomen by Albert Payson Terhune. Read in English by BettyB; aniroo; Ciufi Galeazzi; Linda Johnson In this 1916 work, Albert Payson Terhune introduces twelve immensely influential women, whose actions influenced world history. Terhune chooses well-known figures whose stories are as much myth as history, like Cleopatra and Helen of Troy, artists such as George Sand, and a number of ladies whose names are not so well-known today, because their work was not immediately...
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by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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LibriVox recording of The Song of Hiawatha, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Read by Peter Yearsley I sing the Song of Hiawatha, Brave of heart and strong of arm. Daughter's son of old Nokomis, Fathered by the harsh West Wind. With its regular, beating rhythm, the Song of Hiawatha has often been parodied, but in truth, it is a powerful, emotional epic; a hero's life, his loves and suffering. The legends and traditions of the North American Indian swirl together through the tale like a mountain...
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by Sir Henry Newbolt
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LibriVox recording of Aladore by Sir Henry Newbolt. Read in English by Phil Benson Ywain, a knight bored with his administrative duties, abandons his estate to his younger brother and goes on a pilgrimage to seek his heart's desire. Following a will-o'-the-wisp resembling a child, his quest takes him to the city of Paladore, where he meets the lady Aithne, half-fae enchantress. Sir Henry Newbolt's allegorical fantasy was published in hardback in Britain in 1914 and in the Uniited States a year...
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by Mary Shelley
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LibriVox recording of Mathilda, by Mary Shelley. Read by Cori Samuel. The finished draft of a short novel by Mary Shelley. Its adult theme, concerning a father's incestuous love for his daughter and its consequences, meant that the manuscript was suppressed by Shelley's own father, and not published until 1959, more than a hundred years after her death. For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to...
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by Daniel Defoe
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A LibriVox recording of A Journal of the Plague Year , by Daniel Defoe. Read by Denny Sayers. April 15th 2013: missing sections of this book have been recorded, and the whole book recatalogued. Daniel Defoe's 'A Journal of the Plague Year' (1722) is a fictionalized account of the bubonic plague epidemic that struck London in 1665 which Defoe witnessed as a five-year old, the year before the Great Fire of London. This work is among the first English novels. Like 'Robinson Crusoe', 'Moll...
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LibriVox recording of Buddhist Writings by various authors, translated by Henry Clarke Warren. An anthology of Buddhist scriptures, appropriate as an introduction to its vast literature, or as a sampler for those who want to better understand Buddhism. The selections in this anthology are primarily from the Theravada school of Buddhism.(Summary by Leon Mire) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please...
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by T. S. Eliot
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Librivox recording of The Waste Land, by T. S. Eliot. Read by Basil Munroe Godevenos The Waste Land is a highly influential 433-line modernist poem by T. S. Eliot. It is perhaps the most famous and most written-about long poem of the 20th century, dealing with the decline of civilization and the impossibility of recovering meaning in life. Despite the alleged obscurity of the poem, its shifts between satire and prophecy, its abrupt and unannounced changes of speaker, location and time, its...
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by Thomas Paine
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LibriVox recording of Common Sense, by Thomas Paine. Read by Gary Gilberd. Common Sense , Paine's pro-independence monograph published anonymously on 10 January 1776, spread quickly among literate colonists. Within three months, 120,000 copies are alleged to have been distributed throughout the colonies, which themselves totaled only four million free inhabitants, making it the best-selling work in 18th-century America. Its total sales in both America and Europe reached 500,000 copies. It...
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by Robert Frost
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Librivox recording of Selected Poems by Robert Frost, as chosen and read by Becky Miller, Canal Winchester, Ohio. Robert Frost, who lived from March 26, 1874 to January 29, 1963, was a winner of 4 Pulitzer prizes and one of America’s best loved poets. This selection of his poems is a short walk through the variety of his simplistic natural themes and complex social understandings. (Summary by Becky Miller, Canal Winchester, Ohio) For further information, including links to online text, reader...
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Librivox recording of Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, Written by Herself by Harriet Jacobs. Read by Elizabeth Klett. Harriet Jacobs' autobiography, written under the pseudonym Linda Brent, details her experiences as a slave in North Carolina, her escape to freedom in the north, and her ensuing struggles to free her children. The narrative was partly serialized in the New York Tribune, but was discontinued because Jacobs' depictions of the sexual abuse of female slaves were considered too...
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LibriVox recording of "A History of Greece to the Death of Alexander the Great Vol 1 by John Bagnell Bury J.B. Bury wrote his "History of Greece" before World War I, but it was such a good overview of classical Greek history that the third edition was still being used as a college textbook in the late 1960's. In the newer editions, a co-author rewrote the material dealing with the early centuries where there have been new archeological developments, but the later chapters and...
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by Solomon Northup
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LibriVox recording of Twelve Years a Slave, by Solomon Northup. Read by Rob Marland. Twelve Years a Slave is the memoir of a freeborn African American from New York who is kidnapped and sold into slavery. After being held for twelve years on a series of Louisiana plantations, he is eventually freed and reunited with his family. Solomon Northup published his memoir the year he was rescued, 1853, and, arriving soon after Harriet Beecher Stowe's "Uncle Tom's Cabin", it proved a...
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by H. P. Lovecraft
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LibriVox recording of The Dunwich Horror by H. P. Lovecraft. Read in English by Mark Nelson In a rundown farmhouse near isolated, rural Dunwich, a bizarre family conjures and nurtures an evil entity from another realm, with the purpose of destroying the world and delivering it to ancient gods to rule, and only an aged university librarian can stop them. The Dunwich Horror was first published in 1929 in Weird Tales. (Summary by Mark Nelson) For further information, including links to online...
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by William H. Barker
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Librivox recording of the West African Folk Tales by William H. Barker. Read by David Barnes , Lucy Burgoyne , Christabel, Tammi L. Coles, Lizzie Driver, Esther, Ezwa, hefyd, Julian Jamison , Eva-Marie Quinones, roolynninms, Shurtagal. A collection of folk tales mostly centred around Anansi. In West African lore Anansi is known as a trickster god, and is often depicted as either a spider, a human or a combination of both. Thus many of the stories are attempts by Anansi to trick others for his...
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by Nellie Bly
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LibriVox recording of Ten Days in a Madhouse, by Nellie Bly Read by Alice In 1887 Nellie Bly, one of the first female newspaper writers, and a young reporter who would soon go on to make a career for herself as an investigative journalist and "stunt" reporter, had herself committed to the Blackwell's Island Insane Asylum in New York. Her purpose was to discover what life was like for those who had been deemed insane. She was surprised to discover the depth of mistreatement of the...
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by Owen, Wilfred
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LibriVox volunteers bring you 12 different recordings of Anthem for Doomed Youth , by Wilfred Owen, in honor of Veteran’s Day , Remembrance Day , and Armistice Day , 2006. This was the weekly poetry project for the week of November 5th. For more information on our readers, please visit the catalog page at: http://librivox.org/anthem-for-doomed-youth-by-wilfred-owen/ . For more free audiobooks, or to become a volunteer reader, please visit librivox.org . Download M4B (7MB)
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by John Greenleaf Whittier
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 11 recordings of A Mystery by John Greenleaf Whittier.  This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for March 12, 2017. Read in English by Algy Pug; Bruce Kachuk; Newgatenovelist; Garth Burton; Gloria Begemann; Greg Giordano; KyoBlanchett; Michael Fassio; SaraHale; Tomas Peter and tovarisch. John Greenleaf Whittier was an American Quaker poet and advocate of the abolition of slavery in the United States. Frequently listed as one of the Fireside Poets, he was...
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by John Hay and John George Nicolay
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LibriVox recording of Abraham Lincoln: A History (Volume 1) by John Hay and John George Nicolay. This is the biography of Abraham Lincoln, written by two of his private secretaries. (Summary by ashleighjane) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books, or to become a volunteer reader, please visit LibriVox.org . Download M4B...
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by F. Scott Fitzgerald
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Librivox recording of The Curious Case of Benjamin Button by F. Scott Fitzgerald read by Mike Vendetti. The curious Case of Benjamin Button, a 1921 short story by F. Scott Fitzgerald, now a major motion picture, features Benjamin Button, who, born as an old man much to the dismay and chagrin of his father and family Doctor, ages backwards until he leaves this world as a newborn. (Summary by Mike Vendetti) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD...
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by Jules Verne
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LibriVox recording of 20,000 Leagues under the Seas, by Jules Verne. Professor Pierre Aronnax is an academic whose thirst for knowledge carries him out of his ivory tower and on the trail of a mysterious sea beast. His curiosity at last is satiated when he finds himself in the belly of the beast-- that is, on board the incredible submarine the Nautilus, courtesy of its mysterious pilot Captain Nemo and in the company of his servant Conseil and sailor Ned Land. (Introduction by Piper Hale) For...
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by Sir Edwin Arnold
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LibriVox recording of Bhagavad Gita, translated by Sir Edwin Arnold. The content of the text is a conversation between Krishna and Arjuna taking place on the battlefield of Kurukshetra just prior to the start of a climactic war. Responding to Arjuna's confusion and moral dilemma, Krishna explains to Arjuna his duties as a warrior and Prince and elaborates on a number of different Yogic and Vedantic philosophies, with examples and analogies. This has led to the Gita often being described as a...
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by William Shakespeare
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LibriVox recording of Macbeth, by William Shakespeare. Murder and madness, witches and war: Librivox presents a recording of Macbeth , perhaps Shakespeare's best known tragedy. Macbeth, a general in King Duncan's army, is given a prophecy by a trio of witches: he himself will become king. Fired by ambition and goaded by his ruthless wife, he murders Duncan and assumes the throne. More killings follow as Macbeth attempts to retain his crown, until he discovers that prophecies are not always what...
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by Theodore Roosevelt
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LibriVox recording of Theodore Roosevelt: An Autobiography read by LibriVox volunteers. In his vital, illustrative and dynamic autobiography, Theodore Roosevelt let us into the life that formed one of the greatest and outspoken presidents in American history. Not only are we privy to the formation of his political ideals, but also to his love of the frontier and the great outdoors. (Summary from Bartleby.com) For further information, including links to M4B audio book, online text, reader...
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by Stephen Crane
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Librivox recording of The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane. This is a short novel published in 1895 and based vaguely on the battle of Chancellorsville of the American Civil War. Unlike other works on the subject, Crane's novel does not concentrate on the big picture or the glory of war but on the psychology of one of its soldiers. (Summary by James Smith) For information about our readers, see our catalog page: http://librivox.org/the-red-badge-of-courage-by-stephen-crane/ For more free...
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by Upton Sinclair
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LibriVox recording of The Jungle, by Upton Sinclair. Read by Tom Weiss. It is the end of the 19th century. Like thousands of others, the Rudkus family has emigrated from Lithuania to America in search of a better life. As they settle into the Packingtown neighborhood of Chicago, they find their dreams are unlikely to be realized. In fact, just the opposite is quite likely to occur. Jurgis, the main character of the novel, has brought his father Antanas, his fiancée Ona, her stepmother Teta...
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by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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LibriVox recording of Notes from the Underground, by Fyodor Dostoyevsky. Read by Librivox volunteers. Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s short masterpiece about a ranting, slightly mad civil servant. The stylistic inventiveness, and the insights into the absurdities and weakness of humans seem so fresh and incisive today that if published now (a century and a half later) Notes would be considered an avant-garde post-modernist triumph. In some ways this is a heavy text, laden with conversational...
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by Charles Darwin
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LibriVox recording of The Autobiography of Charles Darwin, by Charles Darwin. Read by LivelyHive. The Autobiography of Charles Darwin is the autobiography of the British naturalist Charles Darwin which was published in 1887, five years after his death. Darwin wrote the book, which he entitled Recollections of the Development of my Mind and Character, for his family. He states that he started writing it on about May 28, 1876 and had finished it by August 3. The book was edited by Charles...
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by Mary Harris Jones
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LibriVox recording of The Autobiography of Mother Jones, by Mary Harris Jones. Mother Jones (Mary Harris Jones) was a legendary labor organizer. She was a founding member of the International Workers of the World (the IWW, or the Wobblies), and was active in the United Mine Workers and the Socialist Party of America. (Summary by Denny) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox...
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by Jules Verne
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Mysterious Phileas Fogg is a cool customer. A man of the most repetitious and punctual habit - with no apparent sense of adventure whatsoever - he gambles his considerable fortune that he can complete a journey around the world in just 80 days... immediately after a newspaper calculates the feat as just barely possible. With his excitable French manservant in tow, Fogg undertakes the exercise immediately, with no preparations, trusting that his traveling funds will make up for delays along the...
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by Oscar Wilde
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LibriVox recording of The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde. The novel tells of a young man named Dorian Gray, the subject of a painting by artist Basil Hallward. Basil is impressed by Dorian’s beauty and becomes infatuated with him, believing his beauty is responsible for a new mode in his art. Dorian meets Lord Henry Wotton, a friend of Basil’s, and becomes enthralled by Lord Henry’s world view. Espousing a new hedonism, Lord Henry suggests the only things worth pursuing in life are...
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by H. G. Wells
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LibriVox recording of The Island of Dr. Moreau, by H.G. Wells. The Island of Doctor Moreau is an 1896 science fiction novel written by H. G. Wells, addressing ideas of society and community, human nature and identity, religion, Darwinism, and eugenics. When the novel was written in the late 19th century, England's scientific community was engulfed by debates on animal vivisection. Interest groups were even formed to tackle the issue: the British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection was formed...
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by Marcus Aurelius
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Marcus Aurelius wrote Meditations in Greek while on campaign between 170 and 180, as a source for his own guidance and self-improvement. These memos survive and continue to inspire others to this day. These writings take the form of quotations varying in length from one sentence to long paragraphs. He explicates the Stoic philosophy that the only way a man can be harmed by others is to allow his reaction to overpower him. He shows no particular religious faith in his writings, but seems to...
Topics: philosophy, stoicism, marcus aurelius, meditations
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by John Milton
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Paradise Lost is the first epic of English literature written in the classical style. John Milton saw himself as the intellectual heir of Homer, Virgil, and Dante, and sought to create a work of art which fully represented the most basic tenets of the Protestant faith. His work, which was dictated from memory and transcribed by his daughter, remains as one of the most powerful English poems. (Summary by Caeristhiona) This is a recording of the text of Milton's first edition of 1667, which had...
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by Helen Keller
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LibriVox recording of The Story of My Life, by Helen Keller. The Story of My Life is a personal account of Helen Keller’s life, from her early days to those as an adult. It includes how she came to meet her teacher Ann Sullivan, and learnt to communicate using the manual alphabet. It then goes on to chronicle her days as a college student. (Summary by Maria) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please...
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by Franz Kafka
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Librivox recording of The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka, translated by Ian Johnston. Read by David Barnes The Metamorphosis (in German, Die Verwandlung, "The Transformation") is a novella by Franz Kafka, first published in 1915, and arguably the most famous of his works along with the longer works The Trial and The Castle. The story begins with a traveling salesman, Gregor Samsa, waking to find himself transformed into a giant "monstrous vermin". (Summary from Wikipedia). For...
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Librivox recording of The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection , by Charles Darwin. Charles Darwin's Origin of Species (publ. 1859) is a pivotal work in scientific literature and arguably the pivotal work in evolutionary biology. The book's full title is On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life . It introduced the theory that populations evolve over the course of generations through a process of natural...
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by Rudyard Kipling
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This classic children's book by Rudyard Kipling tells the story of Mowgli, a young boy raised by wolves: his escapades and adventures with his dear friends Bagheera the panther and Baloo the bear, his capture by the Monkey-People, his attempt at reintegration into human society, and his ultimate triumph over the lame tiger Shere Khan. The account of Mowgli's adventures is followed by several short stories, including the tales of the brave white seal, Kotick, and the tenacious mongoose,...
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by Hermann Hesse
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LibriVox recording of Siddhartha, by Hermann Hesse. Translated by Gunther Olesch, Anke Dreher, Amy Coulter, Stefan Langer and Semyon Chaichenets Read by Adrian Praetzellis Siddhartha is one of the great philosophical novels. Profoundly insightful, it is also a beautifully written story that begins as Siddhartha, son of an Indian Brahman, leaves his family and begins a lifelong journey towards Enlightenment. On the way he faces the entire range of human experience and emotion: he lives with...
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by Benjamin Franklin, ed. Frank Woodworth Pine
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LibriVox recording of The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, edited by Frank Woodward Pine. Read by Gary Gilberd. Franklin wrote his autobiography in the form of an extended letter to his son. While recording the events of his life, he adds instructions for good living which makes this work America’s first “How to Succeed” book. (Summary by Gary) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats or languages (if available),...
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by E. Nesbit
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Librivox recording of Railway Children by E. Nesbit. Read by Karen Savage Edith Nesbit's classic story, in which three children, pulled suddenly from their comfortable suburban life, move to the country with their mother, where they come to know and love the ways of the railways. (Summary by Karen Savage) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For...
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by Mary W. Shelley
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LibriVox recording of Frankenstein, or Modern Prometheus, by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley. Victor Frankenstein discovers the secret of animating lifeless matter and, by assembling body parts, creates the monster who has no name in the book. Rejected by society, the Monster vows revenge on his creator. (Summary written by Gesine) Note: Audio files were volume adjusted and re-uploaded May 3, 2010. For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or...
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by L. Frank Baum
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Librivox recording of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. The timeless story of the Wizard Of Oz. Follow Dorothy as she leaves Kansas for Oz on a cyclone. She meets many strange, and wonderful people and creatures along the way. Enjoy it again with your children and family. Summary by J. Hall For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free...
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LibriVox recording of Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe. Read by Denny Sayers. Daniel Defoe's The Life and Strange Surprizing Adventures of Robinson Crusoe of York, Mariner (1719) is considered by many the first English novel. Based on the real-life experiences of the castaway Alexander Selkirk, the book has had a perrenial appeal among readers of all ages - especially the young adult reading public - who continue to find inspiration in the inventive resourcefulness of its hero, sole survivor of...
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by Robert Louis Stevenson
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Librivox recording of Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson. Read by Adrian Praetzellis. A mysterious map, pirates, and pieces of eight! When young Jim Hawkins finds a map to pirates’ gold he starts on an adventure that takes him from his English village to a desert island with the murderous Black Dog, half-mad Ben Gunn, and (of course) Long John Silver. Arr Jim lad! R.L. Stevenson (1850-1894) was born in Scotland and travelled extensively in California and the south Pacific. (Summary by...
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by Johann David Wyss
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Librivox recording of The Swiss Family Robinson by Johann David Wyss. Read by Mark F. Smith. The Swiss Family Robinson has delighted generations of readers with its exciting tale of a family which, though shipwrecked, displays “the right stuff” and builds a charming colony that later, they do not want to leave. Cut off from the comforts and companionship of other humans, they use a familiarity with natural history and biology to find the resources and build the tools to construct a canoe,...
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by Alexandre Dumas
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Librivox recording of The Count of Monte Cristo , by Alexandre Dumas. The Count of Monte Cristo (French: Le Comte de Monte-Cristo ) is an adventure novel by Alexandre Dumas, père. It is often considered, along with The Three Musketeers , as Dumas's most popular work. The writing of the work was completed in 1844. Like many of his novels, it is expanded from the plot outlines suggested by his collaborating ghostwriter Auguste Maquet. The story takes place in France, Italy, islands in the...
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by Bram Stoker
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LibriVox recording of Dracula, by Bram Stoker. The classic vampire story by Bram Stoker revolves around a struggle between good and evil, tradition and modernity, and lust versus chastity. The author didn't invent vampires, but his novel has so captured the public's imagination that he is rightly considered their popularizer. Listen and you will meet not only the Count himself, but heroes Jonathan Harker and Abraham Van Helsing, plus an array of madmen, psychiatrists, and fair maidens who cross...
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by Edith Howes
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LibriVox recording of LibriVox recording of Maoriland Fairy Tales, by Edith Howes. Read by Mareab. Most of the tales have some basis in history. It is an oral language so all histories have to be remembered and retold. To help with this memory retelling the carvings all have relative information and prompts, stories of Atua (sort of gods) and other people (pakeha) that have been encountered are all blended into the stories. One of the amazing things to listen to is a person's whakapapa (family...
Topics: librivox, audiobook, nonfiction, myths, Maori, creation, children
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by William T. Hornaday
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LibriVox recording of Our Vanishing Wild Life by William T. Hornaday We are weary of witnessing the greed, selfishness and cruelty of "civilized" man toward the wild creatures of the earth. We are sick of tales of slaughter and pictures of carnage. It is time for a sweeping Reformation; and that is precisely what we now demand. -William Temple Hornaday For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats or languages (if...
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by James E. Seaver
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LibriVox recording of A Narrative of the Life of Mrs. Mary Jemison, by James E. Seaver. Read by LibriVox volunteers. Mrs. Mary Jemison was taken by the Indians, in the year 1755, when only about twelve years of age, and has continued to reside amongst them to the present time. Containing an account of the murder of her father and his family; her sufferings; her marriage to two Indians; her troubles with her children; barbarities of the Indians in the French and Revolutionary Wars; the life of...
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by Albert Henry Munsell
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LibriVox recording of A Color Notation by Albert Henry Munsell. Read in English by Availle A Color Notation is a method developed by H. A. Munsell in order to produce a unified system of color classification. The system identifies three color dimensions hue (color name), value (lightness), and chroma (color purity) and was the first to base the outcome on a scientifically rigorous method of testing humans' color vision. The three dimensions are depicted on a color sphere with pure hue changing...
Topics: librivox, audiobooks, nonfiction, art, education, painting, value, munsell color system, hue, chroma